Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

On a number of occasions, Sticky and I used to play a silly little game between ourselves at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) of 'Spot the Clone'. You see, over the years some of the less scrupulous manufacturers in China seemed to think it was fine to simply copy other manufacturers' scooters and arrive back … Continue reading Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

News reaches us the motorcycle insurance  company Bennetts has been purchased by the Ardonagh Group, a name that probably means nothing to most of us until you learn they also own Carole Nash Insurance. In fact they own  Autonet too, which encompasses Mackenzie Hodgson Insurance, and Swinton too under the Atlanta Investment Holdings banker, according … Continue reading Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

Milan Motorcycle Show 2016 – New scooters, parts, lids & stuff!

As the annual Milan Motorcycle Show draws to a close, you may ask what were the highlights there over the last six days? Luckily Scooternova were on hand to capture the cream of the classic, modern, auto and geared scooter news for you. Euro 4 But first the boring news; Euro 4 regulations for powered … Continue reading Milan Motorcycle Show 2016 – New scooters, parts, lids & stuff!

Exclusive – NEW Electric Vespa Announced!

 Ending the 70 Years of Vespa anniversary celebrations, Piaggio chose the Milan Motorcycle Show to unveil what could potentially be the next chapter in the marque's history. Going Green The environmental impact of motor vehicles is arguably more the concern of gas guzzling 4-wheelers rather than nippy little commuter scooters. However the powered-two-wheel market gets … Continue reading Exclusive – NEW Electric Vespa Announced!

A Vespa timing Whale

With a title like this it probably won't surprise some of you to learn that the people behind 'The Whale' go by the name of Crazy Monkey Development. Hailing from Düsseldorf in Germany, CMD have produced this neat little tool for accurately adjusting and setting the ignition-timing on a Vespa smallframe or large frame engine. … Continue reading A Vespa timing Whale

Lambretta Junior original film

The great smallframe scooter battle between Lambretta and Vespa took place in the mid-1960s, which Vespa eventually won. However...  Can't help but love the Lambretta J125 Starstream though, just check out this promotional video of it from 1967...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vespa beats traffic!

Not much of a story we know, but the majors consider it so, and we thought to join in with  little correction for those at the Mail Online who wrote beneath their headline "Tight squeeze! Gwyneth Paltrow beats the weekend rush as she weaves through LA traffic on her Vespa" yesterday that "Gwyneth didn't forget … Continue reading Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vespa beats traffic!